High School Student Programs

CCBC offers a number of learning opportunities for high school students who want to get a head start on their college education.

Parallel Enrollment Program

Parallel Enrollment Program is an early college access program for all high school students attending the Community College of Baltimore County.

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BCPS Tuition Free Program

BCPS Tuition Free Program is an enhanced early college access program for eligible BCPS high school juniors and seniors. To apply, first talk with your school counselor to determine eligibility. 

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BCPS Dual Credit Program

BCPS students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit through the BCPS Dual Credit Program.

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Diploma to Credential Program (D2C)

D2C is designed for high school students who want to graduate with a high school diploma from Baltimore County Public Schools and a Program Certificate from CCBC. D2C focuses on twenty-first century work skills that you can use right away, while letting you earn credits that are easily transferred to other colleges.

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Career Pathways

The Career Pathways program allows students to earn free college credits when they successfully complete approved Career and Technology Education (CTE) Pathway Programs in Maryland county high schools. Articulated credits are applied to their college transcript after the student graduates from high school and enrolls at CCBC.

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Upward Bound

This college-preparatory program improves access to higher education for first generation and/or low-income BCPS high school students.

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Gifted and Talented

The Gifted and Talented program allows selected students in 8th or 9th grade to take credit classes.


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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) courses can grant high school students CCBC credit.

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